Book Group

Monday, December 4th, 5:30pm

The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer takes the reader into medieval Italy, blurring the past and present so that a twenty-first century woman is able to discover a plot to destroy Seina.

Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato’s deep empathy for her patients is beginning to impede her work, so an unexpected trip to Sena to resolve her beloved brother’s estate is a welcome getaway even as she wrestles with grief of his loss.

As she delves deeper into her brother’s affairs, she uncovers the journal and paintings of a 14th century artist who was at the heart of a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate Siena. As she investigates the artist’s works she is startled to see the image of her own face and is suddenly transported to the year 1347 where she finds an unfamiliar Siena that will soon be hit by the Plague.

The Scribe of Siena is a captivating story of a brilliant woman’s passionate affair with a time and place that captures her in a romantic and dangerous trap.